Thursday (March 27), Methow Valley Elementary students got a chance to show off their scientific side at the school’s annual science fair.
Hanna Bakke, center, takes her “fire tornado” sixth-grade fire experiment out for a spin at the Methow Valley Elementary School Science Fair last Thursday. Partner Willow Temple, standing with cup, is prepared with a bit of water if things should go awry. Hannah and Willow are in the sixth grade.
Photo by Darla Hussey
Many second graders made posters focused on the Methow Valley ecosystem. Photo by Darla Hussey
Kristy Viteh, an MVES sixth-grader, built an electric-powered go-kart. She worked with her mom to gut an old mower and, according to Kristy, “hook up an electric motor using a bunch of wires and it just worked.” Photo by Darla Hussey
Volcanically-themed experiments were very popular at this year’s science fair, as were exhibits that examined different aspects of the Methow Valley’s ecosystem and the effects human populations have on the environment. Photo by Darla Hussey
Isaac Davis, a third-grader, shows off his experiment titled “Chain Reaction” that helped illustrate his investigation into Rube Goldberg’s inventions. Joe Davis, Isaac’s dad, was on hand to provide technical support as needed. Photo by Darla Hussey